EAST POINT, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - More than five months after he was shot by police, attorneys for Devin Nolley, 35, announced plans to file lawsuits against the departments involved.
Nolley was the driver of a black Nissan that officers attempted to detain on December 28, 2018. At that time the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the driver took off and hit an unmarked East Point police car in the parking lot of a Publix. Nolley's attorneys maintain that he did not hit another vehicle.
Officers followed Nolley onto Interstate 285 and eventually performed a PIT maneuver to stop the car. Nolley then ran from the vehicle and officers fired at him.
Nolley, attorneys said, was shot twice in the back and twice in the legs, paralyzing him, except for some movement in his left arm. According to his attorneys, he remains at Grady Memorial Hospital.
"They shot him in the back and that's unacceptable. That's uncalled for. I believe it's criminal, but we've been hired to handle the civil case and we are going to get this man some justice,” said Carlos Moore, a civil rights attorney based in Mississippi.
Attorney Jackie Patterson formally notified both the city of East Point and the City of South Fulton Thursday of their intent to file claims against them for negligence, gross negligence and intentional wrongdoing including civil rights violations. Nolley's attorneys are seeking $15 million in damages from each city.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation completed their review of the case and turned it over to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, whose investigation is ongoing.